May 23rd, 1933 – September 28th, 2015
It is with profound sadness that the family of Ernest “Ernie” Billey announce his passing in the early morning hours of September 28th, 2015. Ernie was surrounded by family who loved him deeply and were there to assist him in his peaceful transition to be with the Lord.
Ernie was born in Desjarlais, Alberta and joined his large family on the farm which gave him ample opportunity to develop his incredible mechanical abilities early. He was a man who loved deeply, was loyal and always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed a handyman.
Ernie truly enjoyed the challenge of fixing anything that had moving parts. It was common to hear the comment “if Ernie can’t fix it – no one can.”
Ernie was a devoted family man. He loved his family and enjoyed any and all family gatherings. One of his enjoyments was showing off his BBQ skills by serving up perfectly seasoned and cooked steaks or prime rib. He was a simple man not needing a lot, but he never stopped giving.
Ernie leaves to mourn his loss his wife Sharron of 56 years, 3 daughters, Brenda Goodspeed, Amber (Charlie) Scarborough & Crystal Billey, 1 son, Farren (Meskerem) Billey, 3 granddaughters, Ashley (Mike) Buczkowski, Saladayne Billey & Breann Billey, 3 grandsons, Jared Peterson, Matthew Scarborough & Tristan (Jenn) Peterson, 1 great grandson, Theron Peterson, 1 great granddaughter, Quinn Buczkowski, 3 sisters, Teresa Edinger, Marlys (Clifford) Sluggett, Stella (Howard) Ness, several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews and their families. Ernie was predeceased by his first wife (Ruth), his parents, George & Mary, his stepfather, Mike Kilarowski, his grandparents, 5 brothers, Bill, Steave, Andy, Ed & John, 2 sisters, Lucy and an infant (un-named) sister.
A memorial service for Ernie will be held at McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at 2:00 pm. He will be interred in Westlawn Cemetery. Please join the family back at McPherson’s after the interment for a lunch and fellowship. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ernie’s honour to the charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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